Stacey Loscalzo

Jun 14

Summer Reading List

by Stacey

I have vivid memories of my summer reading lists as a kid. The only thing I might have loved more than a summer reading list was the list of school supplies that Mom and I would bring to Ann and Hope each fall but that would be up for the debate. Summer reading lists were just great. I would fill blank books full of the titles I read each summer, checking off the long list of required and suggested books given to me at school until each title had been read.

The other day, I had a great idea. I am going to make my own summer reading list. I don’t think the fun should only be for the young. Why not me too. And I might just fill a blank book with titles and cross them off on a list.

Now, I need your help. Please comment with titles you have really enjoyed recently. I’m looking for those just right books- not total trash but nothing too hard. I can’t wait to start listing so comment, comment, comment. And if you’re not a commenter, send me an e-mail…

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  1. kathy says:

    The Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney is about a group of 40- something friends who meet once a week to encourage and advise one another about familiar themes: marriage, parenting, divorce, careers, etc. The narration is shared by each character, allowing the women to reveal their conflicts with and criticisms of one another, thus keeping the story line from becoming too sweet or idealistic. While the plot is somewhat formulaic, these women still come to mind in the four years since I read the book! This picky reader laughed and cried and found this book to be a perfect summer read!

  2. sara says:

    great idea! i’ll have to check back and see what others say. the following were all unanimously loved by my book club:
    the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society
    the forgotten garden
    the hunger games
    sarah’s key
    american wife
    push not the river
    the book thief (this is our july pick – haven’t read it yet)

  3. Joanne says:

    Best book I’ve read all year: Challenger Park by Stephen Hartigan. (novel)
    Also if you feel like a nonfiction read, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was pretty good.

  4. Donna says:

    Great idea, Stacey! And thanks to everyone for sharing. Just started The Wierd Sisters by Eleanor Brown and am loving the first person plural voice. And I second Joanne’s suggestion to read The Immortal Life if you haven’t already. Don’t let the non-fiction tag scare you off.

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